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Near Texico in Curry County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Clovis

Population 31,194 -- Elevation 4,260

 
 
Clovis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
1. Clovis Marker
Inscription. During the 1700s and early 1800s, Comanche Indian buffalo hunters used trails that passed near here. In 1907 the Santa Fe Railroad established Clovis to serve as the eastern terminal of the Belen Cutoff, which would connect with the transcontinental line at Belen. Formerly the domain of ranchers, the railroad opened the area to farmers.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 34° 23.427′ N, 103° 4.755′ W. Marker is near Texico, New Mexico, in Curry County. Marker is on U.S. 60, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in the southeast corner of the New Mexico visitor center, about 2.3 miles west of the Texas border. Marker is in this post office area: Texico NM 88135, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Farwell, Texas (approx. 2.3 miles away in Texas); Near Route of the Coronado Expedition (approx. 2.3 miles away in Texas); Parmer County (approx. 2.3 miles away in Texas); Hopping-Aldridge House (approx. 2.4 miles away in Texas); Blackwater Draw (approx. 13.8 miles
<i>Back of</i> Clovis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
2. Back of Clovis Marker
Points of Interest
New Mexico's Historic Markers typically have a map on the back side showing the location of other OSHM's. This is an excellent source of information when exploring for other Historical Markers and locations.
away); Rose Powers White (approx. 13.8 miles away); Bovina United Methodist Church (approx. 14 miles away in Texas); Bovina (approx. 14.2 miles away in Texas).
 
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<i>Back of</i> Clovis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 3, 2012
3. Back of Clovis Marker
New Mexico visitor center in background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 7, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 723 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 7, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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